November 2012

Cloud of the Month for November 2012

November 2012

A Busy Lenticularis Sky over Chile

Lenticularis clouds dominate the cloudscape over the Torres del Paine mountains, Chile, in November’s Cloud of the Month. This type of cloud can often look rather like a flying saucer. This is particularly the case when you see a lenticularis cloud on its own, surrounded by blue sky. Lenticularis is caused by the wind taking on a wave-like path as it rises to pass over a mountain peak. Over a whole mountain range, many lenticularis clouds can form in the sky at the same time. As each merges with its neighbours, a dramatic cloudscape of interconnected discs and lozenges can appear like this beautiful example captured by Jacob Krynauw over Chile.

© Photograph Jacob Krynauw.

10 Comments
  • Fred McDonald

    November 6, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    I totally apprciate clouds now! :D

  • Hannah

    November 7, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Cloud Members Unite!!! Fluffy Cloud Lovers Everywhere Make Us Proud! :)

  • Henrik Kolden

    November 13, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Beautiful! Looks like a condor crossing the Andes!

  • Kerry

    November 26, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    What an incredible picture!

  • Brinda Takley

    December 4, 2012 at 7:53 am

    Grand,Spectacular and dramatic!

    I want to join the society!

  • wq1c2012

    December 18, 2012 at 4:45 am

    Absolutely amazing! I am so glad I joined the Society!

  • Diane

    January 2, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Wow. What a photo

  • Eve Hart

    January 2, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    Loving these clouds guys dey is my fave!!!!

  • Eve Hart

    January 2, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    Meow

  • GHodson

    January 27, 2013 at 9:05 am

    Beautiful

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